“Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.”
This week’s Labor History Today podcast: Feathers and Pennies - the 1888 Matchgirls and us. Last week's show: Rich Trumka on “Art is why they remember our struggles.”
A report by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the average weekly take home pay of a factory worker with three dependents is now $94.87 - 1962
Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Europe, striking against government austerity measures. - 2010
- David Prosten.
Leaders of the three Montgomery County public employee unions yesterday blasted Bill 34-21, which would mandate vaccinations for Montgomery County Public Employees. Calling the bill “an outrageous intrusion into the role of the County Executive as the employer of record for the employees,” the unions accused the Council is overstepping its authority. “By County Code, the Council is only allowed to direct funding or not funding county budgets, not to set standards of employment,” said UFCW 1994, FOP Lodge 35 and Fire Fighters 1664 in a statement. The unions also slammed bill sponsors Hans Riemer and Will Jawando for failing to reach out to the employee representatives to discuss the bill’s contents or aims, and “pointing fingers at the County’s own workforce as somehow a failure,” noting that “The County’s workforce vaccination rate mirrors that of County residents. If one is a success, how can the other be a failure?”
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Metro Washington Council Delegate meeting
Tue, September 28, 5pm – 7pm
NoVA Volunteer Phone Bank
Tue/Wed, September 28/29, 6pm – 8pm
Calling fellow union members about this important election. Post cards and lit are available for pick up at the NoVA Labor office.
For more info contact Bob Zabel. [email protected]. 317-489-2501
Tue, September 28, 7pm – 9pm
Womxn’s Labor Leadership Symposium 2021: WILL Empower Awards
Fri, October 1, 11:30-1:30pm
UPDATE: Symposium registration has closed but the public facing session – the WILL Empower Awards ceremony – will be available via Facebook Live on the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization Facebook page linked here.